Pollak Lecture Series with Richard Locke -- Labor Problem: Can we Create Just Supply Chains in the Global Economy?


Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 6:30pm to 8:00pm


Wiener Auditorium, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

On April 4, the Pollak Lecture Series will feature a lecture by Provost Richard Locke of Brown University. Richard M. Locke is provost and Schreiber Family Professor of Political Science and Public and International Affairs at Brown University. Before joining Brown in 2014 as the director of the Watson Institution for International and Public Affairs, he had been a member of the MIT faculty of 25 years, including serving as chair of the Political Science Department and deputy dean in the Sloan School of Management. Locke’s scholarship focuses on international labor relations and worker rights, comparative political economy, and corporate responsibility. He has published five books and numerous articles on economic development, labor relations, and corporate responsibility. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and in September 2016, the Society for Progress awarded Locke with an inaugural Progress Medal for Scholarship and Leadership on Fairness and Well-being.   

The lecture will be introduced by Marshall Ganz, HKS Senior Lecturer in Public Policy.  The lecture is sponsored by Ash Center, Carr Center, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government, and Wiener Center.